Florida basketball has put a solid core of NBA talent into the league over its history, including some young players with bright futures in the league.
One of those guys is Tre Mann, who is a former point guard for the Gators and is now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, who picked him in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft.
Tre is part of an exciting young core of players that the Thunder hope can bring them back to prominence in the NBA.
Mann and the Thunder began their Summer League play last night, and Tre has already given us what may be the best highlight of the Summer League.
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In the second quarter of OKC’s game against the Utah Jazz, Tre stole the ball off of Utah’s inbound pass, and as we put on our Twitter, preceded to ruin a man’s career.
This play is a great reminder of Tre’s athleticism. He didn’t always get a chance to show it off in Mike White’s offense, but he’s just as explosive as anybody else on the court.
Mann finished this game with 20 points, two assists, seven rebounds, three steals, and a block. He’s more than just a dunker.
For Gator fans, this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Tre make a massive play.
He always seems to shine in big moments and isn’t shy when all eyes are on him.
Last season with OKC, Mann played 17.7 minutes per game and scored 7.7 points, grabbed 2.3 rebounds, and dished out 1.8 assists per night.
As Mann continues to develop, his role with OKC will increase, and he’ll put up numbers like his game last night consistently.
All Florida fans should be keeping tabs on what Tre does in the NBA. He’s a unique talent, and you never know when he’ll do something special.